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Reelblack and BlackStar present

In The Morning

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Tuesday 4/14
7:00 pm
$10 General Public
$8 Students & Seniors
$5 Reelblack & IHP Members

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dir. Nefertite Nguvu, USA, 2014, Blu-Ray, 75 min.

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2014 Urbanworld Film Festival, In The Morning is a feature film about love and its inevitable change/decline. It charts the emotional anatomy of the lives, loves, infidelities, and enduring friendships of a group of inter-connected New Yorkers over the course of one day.


Set in Brooklyn and featuring an ensemble cast that includes Emayatzi Corinealdi (Middle of Nowhere),  Deā€™Adre Aziza (Red Hook Summer) and Numa Perrier (Black & Sexy TV), In The Morning is a searing journey through the lives of nine smart, fiercely articulate New Yorkers. Friends: Harper, Ravi, Fez, Bly and Amara gather to bid farewell to one of their own moving abroad, and debate the compromise and loss of their youthful ideals regarding marriage, fidelity, life and love. Two lovers: Malik and Cadence, meet to ceremoniously end a whirlwind romance that has collapsed under the weight of fears, obligations and regrets. A couple: Zuri and Leal, sift through the remains of their broken relationship as they try to make a life altering decision. They begin to come to terms with their disintegrated trust, and the possibility of renewal. For everyone, life will be indelibly altered in the morning.  Photographed by acclaimed cinematographer Arthur Jafa (Daughters of the Dust, Crooklyn), In The Morning is a prime example of New Black Cinema. 

Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu and cast members Kim Hill, Alzo Slade, Hoji Fortuna and CJ Lindsey will be in attendance. Q&A Moderated by Maori Holmes.

Screening with:

Fleecing Led Zeppelin

dirs. Jackie Maw Tolliver and Gabriel Tolliver, USA, 2014, digital, 20 min.

In 1973 someone stole $200,000 from Led Zeppelin's safety deposit box. Forty years later, it creates a Pandora's box of trouble for a New York City cop.

Filmmakers Jackie Maw Tolliver and Gabriel Tolliver will be in attendance.